Friday, May 19, 2006

Eddie August Schneider in Richfield Reaper on March 21, 1935

Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) in the Richfield Reaper of Richfield, Utah on March 21, 1935.

He Learns to Fly in 55 Minutes. After 55 minutes of instruction, Herbert Sargent, twenty-two, of Jersey City, made his first solo flight in a plane at the Jersey City airport and after completing the prescribed maneuvers set his plane down for a three point landing. Eddie A. Schneider, twenty-three, Sargent's youthful instructor, holder of the junior transcontinental flying record, said he allowed Sargent to go up alone because he handled a plane perfectly. Taking the air on such short instruction is believed to have brought to Sargent a new record.

Source: Richfield Reaper; Richfield, Utah; March 21, 1935